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Perhaps even Derek Jeter himself has had enough of the hoopla surrounding his retirement.

The former Yankees shortstop has declined an invitation to join an MLB All-Star team that will be playing five exhibitions in Japan next month. (Newsday, Oct. 1).

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The Yankees will open their stadium gates early for three of Derek Jeter's four final home games next week (Yankees, Sept. 20).

Fans will be allowed in Yankee Stadium starting at 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday to watch batting practice. The games against Baltimore start at 7:05 p.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. for Wednesday's 1:05 game as the Yankees aren't scheduled to take BP.

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Derek Jeter's final game as a Yankee could very well be at Fenway Park. The captain said Saturday he doesn't plan to slow down after Sunday's ceremonies at Yankee Stadium (MLB.com, Sept. 6).

Jeter said he plans to play until the end of the regular season, when the Yankees visit Boston?for a three-game series Sept. 26-28. ?And that goes even if the Yanks are out of the playoff hunt.

Earlier in the week, Jeter responded "Why would I not?" when asked by the Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy ?if he would ?play in Boston if he was healthy. That came after he sidestepped a question about playing if there were no playoff implications.'

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The Yankees denied a Newsday report that Derek Jeter's No. 2 will be retired during Sunday's pregame ceremony at Yankee Stadium to honor their captain, who is retiring at the end of the season (MLB, Sept. 4).

Yankees spokeman Jason Zillo said the report was "inaccurate and fabricated."

The ceremony will precede the 2:05 p.m. game against the Royals. Fans are being urged to arrive by noon.

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George W. Bush was among the gift-givers Wednesday in the latest stop on Derek Jeter's farewell tourin Arlington, Texas (Star-Ledger, July 30). The former president gave the Yankees shortstop a framed picture of the two taken Oct. 30, 2001, before Game 3 of the World Series.Before Bush took the Yankee Stadium mound for the?first pitch in '01, ?Jeter told him "Don't bounce it, or they'll boo you," and suggested the president should throw from in front of the mound. Instead, Bush stepped on the rubber and made an accurate throw to catcher Todd Greene, touching off an emotional ovation from fans six weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Among the Rangers' other gifts was a custom-made pair of cowboy boots presented by former Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez. ?Jeter had much success in Arlington in his 20-year career, hitting .329 with 40 RBI. ?That's his third-most RBI in parks outside the American League East.
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Masahiro Tanaka is 5-0 and is looking like the ace the Yankees need after his a win over Milwaukee on Friday. Tanaka's ERA is 2.57 and he had seven more strikeouts in a 5-3 win on Saturday. ?One thing Tanaka can't do? Hit. ?>>> Read more in the New York Times.?
 A fan ran onto the field at Miller Park on Friday, but shortstop Derek Jeter was as calm as could be while security corralled the person who was headed towards the shortstop. >>Read more on ESPN.com.?
 Yangervis Solarte had 102 at bats coming into this season, now he is hitting .301 with a .387 on base and hit his second home run of the season on Friday. Solarte -- who spent eight years in the minor leagues -- is now an important part of the Yankees' team.
Carlos Beltran was sailed along this season before he had a concussion after hitting the wall on April 17. ? He hasn't been the same since hitting 11 of 59 in the last 14 games. Yankees manager Joe Girardi thinks the tumble is the reason. >>> Read more at MLB.com.
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There?s no way the Yankees would play the 2015 season with Derek Jeter at shortstop, even were he not to retire.Jeter?s already poor range has become exponentially worse in the aftermath of his ankle surgeries, and, quite frankly, it?s sometimes hard to watch his feeble attempts at hard-hit balls in the hole or up the middle. Even the plays he does make, like this one, look to be more of a challenge for him than they really should be.The Yankees will roll the dice with him this year, but that?s only because it?s his last and there?s no long-term replacement on the roster.I?m just curious as to whether the Yankees gave Jeter a heads-up on that front, and whether that contributed to his decision to retire -- although neither party would ever admit such a thing.
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GEICO SportsNite has reaction from manager Joe Girardi and shortstop Derek Jeter after the Yankees home opener victory over the Orioles. http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31906457
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New York Yankees former pitchers Mariano Rivera (left) and Andy Pettitte (right) throw out ceremonial first pitches to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) and former catcher Jorge Posada before the start of an opening day game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium. Jeter announced in February that he will retire following this season.
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When the Yankees open their home slate this coming Monday at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m., the "Core Four" will be front and center.Prior to the game, Andy Pettitte and Mariano Rivera will toss out ceremonial first pitches to Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada.The gates open at 11:00 a.m. and pregame festivities are expected to begin at 12:30 p.m.The Yankees are urging fans to use public transportation to get to the stadium. 
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The Yankees will play the Marlins in Panama on March 15 and 16, and will send some of their stars to partake.Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Brett Gardner and Alfonso Soriano are all making the trip to South American (Hoch, March 7).Mariano Rivera will also be in attendance for the first major league games in the country since 1947.?As long as I can remember, it has been my dream to bring my team, the Yankees, to play baseball in Panama,? Rivera said (NYY Fans, Feb. 13). ?I grew up playing in Puerto Caimito, where I developed my passion for baseball and began a journey that brought me to New York. It is my hope that this legacy series will inspire other young players to pursue their dreams. I am very grateful to Major League Baseball, the Players Association, the Yankees and the Marlins in making this dream become a reality.?
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GEICO SportsNite covers Yankees captain Derek Jeter joining the club for his first full workout of Spring Training. http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31376407
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GEICO SportsNite has reaction from Derek Jeter and Joe Girardi after the shortstop discussed his plans to retire after the 2014 season.http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31372809
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https://twitter.com/MJFlamini/status/436147696454606848Derek Jeter will have an 11:30 a.m. press conference to discuss his retirement after the 2014 season.
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With Derek Jeter calling it quits after the 2014 season, the Yankees might be looking for his replacement already. As of now, free agent SS Stephen Drew is not in the cards right now (Marchand).Drew and his agent, Scott Boras, have said he would be able to play multiple positions, specifically second and third base, in an attempt to raise his value. According to reports, the Red Sox and Mets are the leading teams to land him.The Yankees are looking internally, specifically to Brendan Ryan, to step up in the infield in the absence of Robinson Cano this season.
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Derek Jeter will hold a formal press conference on Wednesday, February 19 to announce his retirement after the 2014 season.The press conference will take place at 11:30 a.m. at George Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.
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Here are photos from around New York, New Jersey and Connecticut that have Derek Jeter's retirement announcement on the front cover, in some capacity:[gallery type="rectangular" link="none" ids="332,330,331,325,335,334,333"][gallery type="rectangular" link="none" ids="329,326,328,322,327,320,321,323,324,319"]Images via the Newseum
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Daily News columnist Bill Madden phones in to discuss Derek Jeter's retirement announcement, and his reflections on a stellar career. http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31358151 John Harper of the Daily News chats with SNY's Steve Gelbs about Derek Jeter's decision to retire at the end of the 2014 season. http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31358181
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"For nearly 20 years, there has been no greater ambassador to the game of baseball than Derek Jeter. Day in and day out, on the world?s greatest stage, and through the peaks and valleys of a 162-game schedule, Derek consistently demonstrates awe-inspiring levels of passion, determination and excellence. I had the pleasure of playing against and with Derek. As his teammate in 2004, I had the privilege of seeing his leadership and professionalism manifest itself daily. A champion on and off the field, Derek?s impact cannot be understated. Not only does he make the game better, he makes lives better through his Turn2 charitable foundation. Derek has set the standard that we should all strive to achieve. I wish Derek all the best this season and in all his future endeavors."-MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark on Derek Jeter's retirement
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"In the 21-plus years in which I have served as Commissioner, Major League Baseball has had no finer ambassador than Derek Jeter. Since his championship rookie season of 1996, Derek has represented all the best of the National Pastime on and off the field. He is one of the most accomplished and memorable players of his ? or any ? era. Derek is the kind of person that generations have emulated proudly, and he remains an exemplary face of our sport. Major League Baseball looks forward to celebrating his remarkable career throughout the 2014 season."-Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig on Derek Jeter's announcement that he will retire after the 2014 MLB season
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This upcoming season will be Derek Jeter's last.Jeter said that he will retire after the 2014 season, according to a post on Facebook."It was months ago when I realized that this season would likely be my last. As I came to this conclusion and shared it with my friends and family, they all told me to hold off saying anything until I was absolutely 100 percent sure," Jeter said. "And the thing is, I could not be more sure. I know it in my heart."The 2014 season will be my last year playing professional baseball."Jeter played in just 17 games in 2013 and the 2014 season will be his twentieth in Major League Baseball. Over his career, he has collected 3,316 hits, 256 home runs 1,261 RBI and a .312 average with a .381 OBP over 2,602 total games (Stats)."I've experienced so many defining moments in my career: winning the World Series as a rookie shortstop, being named the Yankees captain, closing the old and opening the new Yankee Stadium. Through it all, I've never stopped chasing the next one. I want to finally stop the chase and take in the world," he said. "For the last 20 years, I've been completely focused on two goals: playing my best and helping the Yankees win. That means for 365 days a year, my every thought and action were geared toward the goal. It's now time for something new."Jeter broke into the majors at just 21 years old and has played in at least 130 games every season after except for two. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1996, is a 13-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove winner, five-time Silver Slugger and has won five World Series, all with the Yankees."Now it is time for the next chapter. I have new dreams and aspirations, and I want new challenges. There are many things I want to do in business and in philanthropic work, in addition to focusing more on my personal life and starting a family of my own. And I want the ability to move at my own pace, see the world and finally have a summer vacation. But before that, I want to soak in every moment of every day this year, so I can remember it for the rest of my life," he said. "And most importantly, I want to help the Yankees reach our goal of winning another championship."The Yankees close out the 2014 regular season at Fenway Park on Thursday, September 28. His last regular season game at Yankee Stadium will be Thursday, September 25, against the Orioles.Casey Close, Jeter's agent, confirmed the shortstop will retire (Feinsand).Commissioner Bud Selig issued a statement on Jeter's retirement, which you can read here.MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark issued a statement, which you can read here.
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The Yankees have the worst infield in the American League East, even with a few breaks.Andy Martino of the New York Daily News broke down each team's WAR by position (Baseball-Reference version), and the Yankees come in dead last. Even using Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira's 2012 numbers, since they both barely played in 2013, they were still the worst.Here are the rankings:[sny-box]Top A.L. East infields by combined 2013 bWAR:
  1. Tampa Bay: 17.6
  2. Baltimore: 17.5
  3. Boston: 10.6
  4. Toronto: 10.2
  5. New York: 8.1[/sny-box]
The Yankees do have the best outfield in the division, especially with a little addition by subtraction from signing Jacoby Ellsbury.Read more: New York Daily News
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Derek Jeter, already at the team's spring training facility in Tampa, spoke about Alex Rodriguez and how he will not be with the team all season."For us, we don?t have to deal with it," Jeter said (Boland). "Its over and done with. It?s a situation he has to deal with. He?s not going to be here this year so you have to find ways to get it done."Jeter also said he has swapped texts with A-Rod, but wouldn't say what the texts contained (Boland).
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"The goal is to be ready opening day, not the first day of spring training," Derek Jeter said (Curtis). The shortstop has been working in Tampa before the Yankees are required to report to camp.Jeter played in just 17 games in 2013."It's been difficult, because you're starting over from scratch," he said. "You're basically going for a whole year where you can't really work out. You can't really strengthen anything. You're starting over. It's a long process, but it's been enjoyable to get back to this point."
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Derek Jeter has already arrived in Tampa for spring training.https://twitter.com/AnthonyMcCarron/status/430358793206386688Yankees pitchers and catchers report on February 14. The team's first workout is set to be held on February 15.
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Eli Manning has been taking a few hits this season for his 25 INTs and the fact that his Giants failed to make the playoff for the second consecutive season, despite going 18-14 over that span.

Solace can be found for Eli, however, in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's Power 100 which ranks the most powerful athletes in the world.

Brother Peyton is No.1, but Eli is the top NY-based athlete on the list at No.17.? The Yankees' Derek Jeter is second at No. 26.

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